Lego's new Mars Rover Perseverance is ready for a new mission

Mirroring its real-life inspiration, the model comes with a tiny Ingenuity Helicopter.
By Meera Navlakha  on 
A picture of the model.
Credit: Lego.

Space enthusiasts can soon boast their very own mini Mars Rover. LEGO Technic has unveiled a new NASA Mars Rover Perseverance(opens in a new tab) model.

The space-themed product has been designed to "encourage children to learn more about engineering," according to the company's press release.

A girl assembling the model.
Credit: LEGO

When fully assembled, the model features 360-degree steering and a moveable arm; it's also accompanied with a mission companion Ingenuity Helicopter – mirroring the real Mars Rover. There's also a normal driving mode available.

A girl using the AR app accompanying the model.
Credit: LEGO

An augmented reality app will provide fans with a digital experience, too. Scanning the Technic AR mobile app will display educational content about the real-life vehicle, NASA missions on Mars, and even the current weather conditions on the planet.

Available from the Lego website(opens in a new tab) and set at $100, the 1,132-piece set will be ready to ship on June 1.

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Meera is a Culture Reporter at Mashable, joining the UK team in 2021. She writes about digital culture, mental health, big tech, entertainment, and more. Her work has also been published in The New York Times, Vice, Vogue India, and others.

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